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#GoodEats: The Great River Indoor Food Truck Festival
This past weekend The Memphis Cook Convention Center hosted the Inaugural: Great River Indoor Food Truck Festival and Marketplace Festival. The festival is part of a growing trend in the U.S, in which Food Trucks have become novelty and sought out by many. The festival was a blast ! There were about fourteen local food trucks set up inside, along with live music, a craft beer garden, and an arts+crafts market.
Some of the amazing bands that performed included: WISEWATER, Atistik Approach, Deering and Down, Mason Jar Fireflies, Peter Hyrka & The Gypsy Hombres, Blind Mississippi Morris, Memphis Ukulele Band, The Southside Supper Club.
The proceeds from this weekend's festival, benefits The Hospitality Hub, a downtown organization that “connects individuals with the resources they need to begin their journey out of homelessness”.
The Hospitality HUB is a hospitality, counseling, and resource center for homeless persons and those imminently homeless located in downtown Memphis at 82 N. Second Street. Opening its doors in May 2007, the Hospitality HUB was founded by the Downtown Churches Association (DCA) out of a desire to establish a centralized hub of information and services for homeless persons in Memphis and Shelby County. The HUB is unique in that it serves as a point of entry into the larger network of services offered to the homeless throughout the city. While we are duly proud of our professional paid staff, the Hub owes much of its success to an active roster of volunteers. More than 30 volunteers serve actively at the Hub. During operating hours, 8 to 10 volunteers are present, performing a variety of functions, including serving as intake counselors. Some of our volunteers and two of our staff members are formerly homeless, and are thus able to provide important peer-level support and understanding.
We had the opportunity to speak with Festival Director Kelcy Johnson at the event. Below is what he had to say about this year's festival:
You can check out more photos from our recap of the festival via our Instagram page here !
It's the chance of a lifetime for musicians all across Greater St. Louis, as famed Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gene Simmons and Wizard World seek an outstanding local band to open for "Wizard World: An Evening with Gene Simmons and His Band," Saturday, April 8, beginning at 7 p.m. The concert will take place at The Pageant (6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis), and will be held in conjunction with Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis taking place that weekend at America's Center.
Area bands must submit video links to firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying "St. Louis Opening Act" in the subject line, by April 3 for consideration. Simmons will select one group from among the entrants to perform before his show on April 8.
The winner will be announced live on the KSHE radio station by Gene at 2:30 p.m. CT on April 7, the day before the show, and notified by email and/or telephone. The winner will also be posted on the Pageant website and on social media channels.
“Louisville: The Home Of Bourbon. Great People. Great Food.”
The fourth annual LOUDER THAN LIFE, kicks off September 30, 2017 at Champions Park near downtown Louisville. The annual destination festival celebrates the region’s culture and cuisine, and features award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music.General admission and VIP tickets, as well as hotel and camping packages, are on sale at www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com starting noon on May 29, 2017. Enter for your chance to win tickets to the Fall's most anticipated Hard Rock music festival."
We here at WITIN RADIO, know you don’t want to miss this year's Louder Than Life Music Festival, so we’re proud to offer you a chance to win a free pair of tickets to the 2017 Louder Than Life Festival , Courtesy of WITIN RADIO and; Danny Wimmer Productions. To enter, simply use the comment space ( Leave Full Name & E-mail) below or e-mail (Walter@WitinRadio.Com) be…
Legendary Rock Icon Gene Simmons continues his partnership with Wizard World through August with a new added stop in Chicago. For many of you reading this, it is the chance of a lifetime for musicians all across Greater Chicago, as famed Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gene Simmons and Wizard World seek an outstanding local band to perform as one of the opening acts for "Wizard World: An Evening with Gene Simmons and His Band," Saturday, August 26, beginning at 8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.) The concert will take place at Park West (322 W. Armitage Ave.) in Chicago, and will be held in conjunction with Wizard World Comic Con Chicago taking place that weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.
In addition, Simmons will select a young musician age 14 or under to meet Gene on stage and play a song during the concert.Area bands must submit video links to email@example.com, specifying "Chicago Opening Act" or “Rockstar Kid Chicago” in the subjec…